Since 200 B.C., turquoise has been used by southwest American Indian tribes. Turquoise stones OR Turquoise nuggets have been used in ceremonies, religion, trade, art, treaty negotiations, and jewelry such as the turquoise nugget necklace.
Today in the United States, turquoise jewelry is still being made by Zuni, Navajo, Hopi, and Santo Domingo as well as other tribes in the Southwest. The mineral deposit, turquoise, is considered to be the stone of life and good fortune. Itâs also revered as a symbol of wealth by our Native American Indians and other cultures of the world. Native American Indian jewelry is created with turquoise set in silver or gold, beaded, set as cabochons, cut into finer pieces, carved into fetishes, hand-inlaid into the piece, or strung to make a Turquoise Nugget Necklace.
The various color forms of turquoise are attributed to the metals in the ground that surround it. Blue turquoise suggests the presence of copper and green turquoise forms where iron is present. The mother rock or host rock is matrix. It can be made from several different elements such as quartz, chert, pyrite, cuperite, and manganese oxide. Spider web turquoise is made up of small nuggets that are naturally cemented together with matrix or rock, and when the stone is cut and polished it resembles a spider web. Different turquoise mines produce varying colors and matrixes for a Turquoise Nugget Necklace.
It has been said that turquoise is the most valuable, non-transparent mineral in the jewelry trade, and has been mined since sometime around 6000 B.C. by early Egyptians. Beautiful ornamental creations have been made by Persian and Native American artisans. Recently, turquoise jewelry has regained its popularity. Experts in the field of gems and minerals believe the finest turquoise comes from Iran; however, this statement has been challenged by some southwestern United States specimens. The word âturquoiseâ? comes from a French word which means âstone of Turkeyâ? and is the route that Persian material took on its way through Europe.
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We have been serving the Native American/Southwestern jewelry industry for many years, and we are the online leaders in Native American jewelry. First time visitors on our website are probably wondering, just who we are, and what has made us so popular. We are a wholesale dealer, who stands behind our products. All of our products are genuine, including the Southwestern artifacts that we sell, as well as, our jewelry. We believe in accurately representing our products. If you have any questions or concerns, whatsoever, please let us know. We will be happy to clarify them for you. Alltribes has received terrific reviews from all corners of the world. We are known, as a trend-setter in the world of both Native American jewelry and fashion jewelry. We remain committed to getting this information out to every Native American enthusiast out there. These are the principles that we represent. Alltribes prides itself on its extensive collection of Native American jewelry, Kachina dolls, pottery and artifacts. We have never lost sight of the cultural impact that has been left by the American Southwest. It is especially, seen by the artworks that the Native Americans have left for all of us to view. The Navajo, Hopi and Zuni tribes tell only a part of the legendary tales that defines the desert. Alltribes is, also, at the front of the social media revolution. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are just some of the places that you can find high quality pictures, as well as, special discounts and savings on Alltribes’ jewelry. We have come a long way from the days of yesteryear, when we first started out on our venture. We can boast that Alltribes has been in the making for about, fifty-plus years. It began when our original owner sold his first two rings for $20.00, and, then, decided to make his mark on the industry by starting our business, Alltribes! At one time, we had stores in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, but then, the internet came on the scene, and we made the change. We therefore, converted over to our online stores, and the rest is history.
When you shop at Alltribes, you will find a vast array of jewelry. We boast the largest collection of turquoise jewelry, which is genuine. We deal with Sleeping Beauty and Kingman Turquoise, which is native to our area. We purchase our stones directly from the miners, so that there is no middle man to deal with. Then too, we also, can offer handmade jewelry pieces that can be made right here in our shop, in Gilbert, Arizona, by Native American Artists/silversmith that can design, customize and create. We boast the largest selection of turquoise jewelry, silver jewelry and also, other gemstones with many of our designs. We also, have an exquisite collection of jewelry pieces that includes, inlay rings, dangle earrings, pendants, belt buckles, watches and bolo ties. Most of these pieces are formed with silver by our silversmith. Alltribes’ focus is to create fashionable items for all walks of life. We can create for the conservative or for the bold enthusiast. We can guarantee that you will find something in the Alltribes’ collections that will help you make that special connection. Southwest and Native American jewelry has experienced a surge in popularity, over the last decade. For further information, please contact us, we will be happy to offer you our expertise and assist you!